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parts of speech:
verb, noun
part of speech: verb
inflections: winks, winking, winked
definition 1: to close and open one eye quickly, as a sign of agreement or friendliness.
Uncle Joe always winks at people he likes.
definition 2: to close and open both eyes quickly; blink.
His part in the play was so small that if you winked you'd miss him!
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definition 3: to express by winking.
He winked his agreement.
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or motion of winking or blinking.
I gave my eyes a wink to clear the dust from them.
definition 2: the short time needed for, or as if for, winking once.
The tired child fell asleep in a wink.